Fort Smith Public Schools successfully implemented a one laptop per child program in 18 classrooms from 2nd grade through high school in late 2008. Arkansas cadre members Harry Dickens, John Calaway, and Jim Yeager speak to George Lieux, an Arkansas cadre member and technology integration specialist at Forth Smith Public Schools about the program including how it was funded, how the district provided professional development, how teachers have changed the way they teach, and how the program will be expanded in the future.
Resources to follow-up:
- Quick Take: Mini-Notebooks
- Mini-computer resources
- EtherPad, Edublogs, Atomic Learning
- One-to-one ubiquitous computing
You may also want to watch Developing a Learning Community For One Laptop Per Child Implementation, a TICALevision episode with George introducing this program a month after its inception.